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 Patchouli Essential Oil uses - Aromatherapy- Uses of Patchouli

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Oil Name:Patchouli
Note: Base
Parts of plant used:Leaves
Botanical Name:Pogostemon Patchouli
Aroma: Sweet and spicy, often overwhelming

Patchouli Essential Oil:

Patchouli leaves are dried and fermented before the rather dense oil is extracted. Patchouli Essential Oil, like a good red wine, improves with age.

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Patchouli Essential Oil Properties and Uses:

Skin tightening - after dieting to firm up loose skinImpotence Wounds
Dry, cracked skin AntidepressantAphrodisiac
FebrifugeFungicide Insecticide
AstringentCicatrizant Diuretic

Patchouli Essential Oil Constituents:

Sesquiterpenes: When sesquiterpenes occur in essential oils it is mostly in combination with monoterpenes. Sesquiterpenes have a higher melting point than monoterpenes.

Sesquiterpenes are anaesthetic, antifungal, antiseptic and antibacterial.


Cadinene: No current data available

Patchouli Alcohol (a sesquiterpene)


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